Category Archives: Blues

Back to Back Blues

We revisit the blues with some pairings of old and new.  Join Dave Stroud for a selection of classic delta, Chicago, and folk blues from the likes of Robert Wilkins, Elmore James, Magic Slim, and Bukka White. The original classics pair up with updated versions from contemporaries like Sonny Landreth, Jeff Beck, The Allman Brothers, and Rory Block. Blues is the big muddy and the the tributaries flow through vast expanses of cleansing and clarifying. But, unlike those wide rivers like the Mississippi, the tributaries explode into new, deeper channels in the heart of the American landscape.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Turtle Island String Quartet Crossroads A Little on the CD Side Amazon
3Muddy Waters Trouble No More Trouble No More: Singles (1955-1959) Amazon
4The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars Trouble No More (featuring Mick Jagger & Keith Richards) Blues Blues Blues Amazon
5Black Cats And The Kitten Step It Up And Go [Album Version] Roots 'N' Blues/The Retrospective 1925-1950 Amazon
6Warner Williams With Jay Summerour Step It Up And Go Blues Highway Amazon
7Robert Wilkins That's No Way to Get Along Roots of Rock Amazon
8The Rolling Stones Prodigal Son Beggars Banquet Amazon
9Elmore James One Way Out The Complete Fire And Enjoy Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
10John Hiatt One Way Out All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman Amazon
11Howlin' Wolf I Ain't Superstitious Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
12Jeff Beck I Ain't Superstitious Truth Amazon
13Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
14Tom Rush Baby Please Don't Go Town and Country Blues Amazon
15Elmore James Dust My Broom Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics Amazon
16Sonny Landreth Dust My Broom Bound by the Blues Amazon
17Howlin' Wolf Back Door Man Blues Masters Vol. 6 – Blues Originals Amazon
18John Hammond Backdoor Man The Best Of Amazon
19Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
20Dr. John Wang Dang Doodle The Atco/Atlantic Singles 19681974 Amazon
21Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie When the Levee Breaks People Take Warning [Disc 2] Man Vs. Nature Amazon
22Magic Slim, Billy Branch & James Cotton When The Levee Breaks, Pt. 1 Whole Lotta Blues: Songs Of Led Zeppelin Amazon
23Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 4 [Disc 1] Amazon
24Rory Block Parchman Farm Blues Keepin' Outta Trouble: A Tribute to Bukka White Amazon
25Blind Willie McTell Statesboro Blues RCA Record Label: The 1st Note In Black Music [Disc 1] Amazon
26Taj Mahal Statesboro Blues The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
27Robert Johnson Stones in My Passway The Complete Recordings [Columbia] Disc 2 Amazon
28Roy Rogers Stones in My Passway Slide of Hand Amazon
29The Allman Brothers Band Statesboro Blues Blues Masters, Vol. 15: Slide Guitar Classics Amazon
30The Allman Brothers Band Trouble No More Stand Back: The Anthology Disc 1 Amazon

Jumpin’ Jack

Free form provides our weekly exploration a wider berth in which to stretch our wings. And that’s precisely why I take a free form journey every week or so on Deeper Roots. This week we’ll be featuring at least two tracks from the great Ella Mae Morse, some R&B and Doo Wop from The Cardinals and Ruth Brown, a rare track you may never hear elsewhere featuring the late, great Dr. John, and selected tracks from John Prine, Nat King Cole, The Orlons, and a golden classic country favorite from George Jones. We’re just scratching the surface as we sail through two hours of gospel, tradition, pop, rock, country, bluegrass (inhale), blues, and jazz. Don’t miss this week’s Friday stroll on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ella Mae Morse Jumpin' Jack Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' [Disc 2] Amazon
3Ruth Brown Daddy Daddy Atlantic Rhythm And Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 2] Amazon
4The Cardinals Wheel Of Fortune Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
5Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
6Dr. John Let's Make A Better World (LP Version) Destively Bonnaroo (US Release) Amazon
7Big Joe Turner Hide and Seek Big Joe Rocks Amazon
8Sammy Price Trio/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Strange Things Happening Everyday The Gospel of Blues Amazon
9The Clara Ward Singers Traveling Shoes Meetin' Tonight! Amazon
10Maria Muldaur Travelin' Shoes Waitress In a Donut Shop Amazon
11Blind Alfred Reed You Must Unload Complete Recorded Works 1927-29 Amazon
12Ry Cooder You Must Unload The Prodigal Son Amazon
13Ray Barretto Y Su Charanga Moderna El Watusi Rock Instrumental Classics Vol. 4: Soul Amazon
14Orlons The Wah-Watusi Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 Disc 1 Amazon
15Ricky Nelson Travelin' Man Fifty Years Of Hits – Vol 10 Amazon
16J.J. Cale Travelin' Light Troubadour Amazon
17Billie Holiday w/Paul Whiteman Travelin' Light Capitol Jazz 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
18Nat King Cole Dream A Little Dream Of Me The Nat King Cole Trio: The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions [Disc 3] Amazon
19Bert Kaempfert Wimoweh That Happy Feeling Amazon
20S.A. Solomon Linda'S Original Evening Birds Mbube The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 4: Ethnic Music Classics (1925 – 48) Amazon
21Merle Haggard And The Strangers Travelin' Blues Same Train, A Different Time Amazon
22Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Papa's on the House Top Lost Time Amazon
23Dave Alvin Don't Look Now West of the West Amazon
24John Prine/Susan Tedeschi Color of the Blues For Better, Or Worse Amazon
25George Jones Color Of The Blues The Best Of George Jones: 1955-1967 Amazon
26Steve Earle Hillbilly Highway Guitar Town Amazon
27Steve Earle; The Milk Carton Kids Custer Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited Amazon
28Johnny Cash Understand Your Man 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
29Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Travelin' Playback Disc 6 Amazon
30Dr. John Old Settlers Live at Magfest 2014 Amazon
31Cousin Joe How Come My Dog Don't Bark? …..From New Orleans' Amazon

Leon Redbone Tribute

“The only thing that interests me is history – reviewing the past and making something out of it”. A man after our own heart here at Deeper Roots, shining bright like that old harvest moon. We lost Leon this past week and his family lovingly announced his passing  with the following prose deserving of the mysterious Mr. Redbone: “It is with heavy hearts we announce that early this morning, May 30th 2019, Leon Redbone crossed the delta for that beautiful shore at the age of 127. He departed our world with his guitar, his trusty companion Rover, and a simple tip of his hat. He’s interested to see what Blind Blake, Emmett, and Jelly Roll have been up to in his absence.” We’ll take some time to honor the music that so inspired this delightful entertainer who elevated the blues, early century pop, and country into a form that extracted the joy of life and bottled like fine wine over the past 40 years. We’ll even reach into the Redbone bins for a handful of delightful covers. A simple tip of our hat to Leon as he crosses to the other shore…

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Leon Redbone If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven Double Time Amazon
3Merle Travis If We Never Meet Again Hot Pickin' [Disc 1] Amazon
4Emmett Miller I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll Minstrel Man From Georgia Amazon
5Red Nichols & His Five Pennies The Sheik Of Araby Saints Ramble & Sensation Amazon
6Laurel and Hardy Shine on Harvest Moon The Oxford American Southern Sampler 1999 Amazon
7Nat King Cole Sweet Lorraine The Cocktail Combos [Disc 1] Amazon
8Billie Holiday Feat. Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra Sugar Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 [Disc 05] Amazon
9Hoagy Carmichael Lazybones Sometimes I Wonder…. Amazon
10Hoagy Carmichael Lazy River Sometimes I Wonder…. Amazon
11Lonnie Johnson He's A Jelly-Roll Baker Tomorrow Night Amazon
12Peetie Wheatstraw Shake That Thing ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 48 Amazon
13Dave Van Ronk Shake That Thing Dave Van Ronk And The Ragtime Jug Stompers Amazon
14Elvis Presley You're A Heartbreaker Elvis – The King Of Rock 'N' Roll – The Complete 50's Masters (CD1) Amazon
15Julia Lee Breeze Kansas City Star [Disc 3] Amazon
16Cowboy Copas Breeze 1954-1958 Amazon
17Leon Redbone Breeze Sugar Amazon
18Rex Griffin Sweet Mama Hurry Home 1935-1936 (Warped 3520) Amazon
19Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboy Bouquet Of Roses Hillbilly Fever – Vol. 3: Legends Of Nashville Amazon
20Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 2 : Brownie Special Amazon
21Emmett Miller Lovesick Blues American Yodeling Amazon
22Blind Blake Diddie Wa Diddie (Pm 12888, 15459-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
23Leon Redbone Diddy Wa Diddie Double Time Amazon
24Shirley Temple Polly Wolly Doodle America's Sweetheart Amazon
25Boswell Sisters When I Take My Sugar to Tea Boswell Sisters Amazon
26Paul Specht Sweet Lorraine Static Strut: Hot Dance Rarities 1922-1930 Amazon
27Ruth Etting Shine on, Harvest Moon Art Deco: Lovely Ladies of Stage and Screen Amazon
28Joe Keawe My Little Grass Shack Hapa-Haole Hawaiian Hula Classics – Vintage Hawaiian Treasures: Vol. I Amazon
29Leon Redbone My Little Grass Shack Whistling In The Wind Amazon
30Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel Baby It's Cold Outside Unknown Amazon
31Al Jolson Pretty Baby The Very Best Of Al Jolson Amazon
32Leon Redbone Pretty Baby Sugar Amazon
33Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone Bert Lown's Biltmore Hotel Orchestra Amazon
34Leon Redbone Lulu's Back In Town On The Track Amazon

The Year 1954

We’re going to count down the top ten of the year 1954…in pop, country, and R&B. Nothing special about that year, just a random pick; but it was the year that Marilyn Monroe married Joltin’ Joe D. It was the year the Army-McCarthy hearings convened. The words “under God” were added to the Pledge of Allegiance. It was also a year of firsts:  That’s Alright, Mama, Elvis’ first big hit, was released on Sun Records, the first Burger King opened, and the first transistor radio was developed and announced by high-tech’s Texas Instruments. The DOW Jones average closed at an all-time high of (a whopping) 382.74. Tune in for the countdown. 65 years in the rear-view on Sonoma County Community Radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Frank Sinatra Young At Heart The Complete Capitol Singles Collection [Disc 1] Amazon
3The Midnighters Annie Had a Baby Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 2 Amazon
4Archie Bleyer Hernando's Hideaway Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
5Johnnie & Jack (Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely Golden Age of Country Volume 4: Honky-Tonk Man [Disc 2] Amazon
6The Midnighters Sexy Ways Doo Wop Box, Vol. 3: 101 More Vocal Group Gems from the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll Disc 1 Amazon
7Doris Day Secret Love The Best Of Doris Day Amazon
8Jim Reeves Bimbo Classic Country Hits 'Your Cheatin Heart' Disc 1 Amazon
9Guitar Slim The Things That I Used To Do Living The Blues: Blues Masters Amazon
10The Four Aces Three Coins In The Fountain A Proper Introduction To The Four Aces – Heart And Soul Amazon
11Webb Pierce Even Tho All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
12Faye Adams Hurts Me to My Heart Keeper of My Heart Amazon
13Four Knights I Get So Lonely (When I Dream About You) Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
14Hank Snow It Don't Hurt Anymore The Essential Hank Snow Amazon
15Roy Hamilton You'll Never Walk Alone Anthology 1 Amazon
16Eddie Fisher Oh! My Papa Your Hit Parade #1 Hits Of The '50s Amazon
17Eddy Arnold I Don't Really Want to Know (Remake) The Essential Eddy Arnold Amazon
18The Chords Sh-Boom Doo Wop Box Disc 1 Amazon
19Jo Stafford Make Love To Me Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
20Webb Pierce More And More All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
21Ruth Brown Oh What A Dream Miss Rhythm Greatest Hits And More Disc 2 Amazon
22The Crew Cuts Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 2) Amazon
23Kitty Wells One By One (w/Red Foley) Singles Amazon
24Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle and Roll Big Joe Rocks Amazon
25Rosemary Clooney Hey There Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
26Webb Pierce Slowly All Hits! [Disc 1] Amazon
27Hank Ballard & The Midnighters Work With Me Annie The Roots Of Frank Zappa Amazon
28Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra/Perry Como Wanted The Very Best of Perry Como Amazon
29Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Wake Up Irene Vintage Collections Amazon
30The Drifters With Clyde McPhatter Honey Love (Single/LP Version) Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters Amazon
31Kitty Kallen Little Things Mean A Lot Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon
32Stuart Hamblen This Ole House Classic Country Amazon
33Rosemary Clooney This Ole House 16 Most Requested Songs (K) Amazon
34The Crows Gee Doo Wop Box Disc 1 Amazon
35Bill Haley & His Comets Dim, Dim The Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere) (Single Version) Rock Around The Clock Amazon
36The Four Tunes I Understand (Just How You Feel) Greatest R&B Hits of 1954, Vol. 9 Amazon

That’s The Way The World Goes ‘Round

Friday morning fresh from the archives. We’ve got the classics today with a free form mix of vintage sounds from siblings The Mills Brothers and The Boswell Sisters as well as some folk, jubilee, soul, and rhythm from Sugar Pie De Santo, Andy Griffith, The New Christy Minstrels, and The Manhattan Transfer. If that’s now enough, we’ll share some Killer, Albert Ammons, and Creedence. You cannot go wrong on a Thursday evening…. particularly when we get cooking with a track from Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, and Angela Strehli in tribute to Sister Rosetta. Join Dave Stroud on Sonoma County Community Radio…88.1 FM, streaming at kwtf.net/live.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2John Prine That's the Way That the World Goes 'Round Great Days: The John Prine Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
3Jerry Lee Lewis Just a Little Bit Southern Roots Amazon
4The Four Blazes Mary Jo Mary Jo Amazon
5Fats Domino Lady Madonna Fats Is Back Amazon
6Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle and Roll Big Joe Rocks Amazon
7The Isley Brothers Shout, Pts. 1-2 Red, White & Rock Disc 1 Amazon
8The Isley Brothers Twist And Shout Grandson Of Frat Rock! Vol. 3 Amazon
9Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli & Tracy Nelson Shout, Sister, Shout! Shout, Sister, Shout! – A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
10Louis Armstrong Going To Shout All Over God's Heaven Louis And The Good Book Amazon
11Andy Griffith Careless Love Shouts The Blues And Old Timey Songs Amazon
12Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra Georgia On My Mind Paper Moon Amazon
13The New Christy Minstrels Wagoner's Song (Land of the Sacramento) Ramblin' Amazon
14Rudy Vallee Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries Vagabond Lover Amazon
15The Boswell Sisters Got The South In My Soul The Boswell Sisters Collection Amazon
16The Mills Brothers Swing Is The Thing Mills Brothers – Goldent Greats Amazon
17Kermit Ruffins When It's Sleepy Time Down South We Partyin' Traditional Style Amazon
18Creedence Clearwater Revival Lodi Green River Amazon
19Quicksilver Messenger Service Dino's Song The Best Of Quicksilver Messenger Service Amazon
20The Manhattan Transfer Tuxedo Junction Anthology – Down In Birdland (Disc 2) Amazon
21Videos Trickle Trickle Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
22Chuck Willis Sugar Sugar I Remember Chuck Willis / The King Of The Stroll Amazon
23Chuck Willis Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes I Remember Chuck Willis / The King Of The Stroll Amazon
24Sugar Pie DeSanto A Little Taste of Soul A Little Bit of Soul (1957-1962) Amazon
25Big Daddy Wilson I Got Plenty Deep in My Soul Amazon
26Benny Spellman Fortune Teller The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 6] Amazon
27King Floyd Groove Me In Yo' Face!: The History Of Funk, Vol. 1 Amazon
28Eric Clapton I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) [feat. Don White] The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale Amazon
29Benny Goodman Trio Oh, Lady Be Good After You've Gone:The Original Benny Goodman Trio And Quartet Amazon
30Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders Sunnyside Up Paper Moon Amazon
31Buck Owens Big in Vegas The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990) – Disc 3 Amazon
32Norman Fox & The Rob Roys/Sid Bass/The Rob Roys Pizza Pie Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
33Dean Martin/Orchestra That's Amore That's Amore: The Best of Dean Martin Amazon

Birds

For the birds, about the birds, and don’t you know that we’ll be wingin’ it on Deeper Roots….literally and figuratively. Our theme this week celebrates these descendants of prehistoric times and  we’ll celebrate with flights of music and lyrics by all of the best including stories of robins, blackbirds, bluebirds, mockingbirds, and whipporwills.  Tune in for music from LIttle Jimmy Dickens, Buffalo Springfield, Bill Monroe, and The Handsome Family on a Sonoma County Community radio morning that promises the brightest and warmest of the year so far. What better way to enjoy a Friday morning.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Al Jolson When the Red Red Robin (Birds) Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 3 Amazon
3Steve Goodman Red Red Robin Live at the Earl of Old Town Amazon
4Cyril Grantham With Geraldo & His Orchestra Robins And Roses Penny Serenade – Rare Recordings From The 1930s Amazon
5Jimmy Martin Little Robin Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 3] Amazon
6Luke Jordan Pick Poor Robin Clean Before The Blues Vol. 3 Amazon
7Howlin' Wolf Bluebird Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 Amazon
8Bonnie Raitt Bluebird Bonnie Raitt Amazon
9Leon Russell Bluebird Retrospective Amazon
10Buffalo Springfield Bluebird Retrospective – The Best of Buffalo Springfield Amazon
11Marvin Rainwater Gonna Find Me A Bluebird Three Classic Albums Plus Singles 1955-1962 Amazon
12Bing Crosby So the Bluebirds and the Blackbirds Got Together Bing Crosby in Hollywood (1930-1934), Vol. 1 Amazon
13Annette Hanshaw with her Novelty Orchestra My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now The Girl Next Door Amazon
14Little Jimmy Dickens May The Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose The Best of Country Amazon
15Al Clauser & His Oklahoma Outlaws Dance Of The Dodo Bird The Best Of Western Swing Amazon
16Cab Calloway Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird Are You Hep To The Jive? Amazon
17Eels Little Bird End Times Amazon
18Mel Blanc And The Sportsmen Woody Woodpecker Mairzy Doats-44 Wacky Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
19Dean Martin Bye Bye Blackbird Cocktail Hour Disc 1 Amazon
20Patti Page Mockin' Bird Hill The Patti Page Collection: The Mercury Years, Volume 1 Amazon
21The Handsome Family Woodpecker Wilderness Amazon
22T-Bone Burnett The Bird That I Held in My Hand Twenty Twenty: The Esssential T-Bone Burnett Disc 1 Amazon
23Jim Greer When It's Time For The Whipporwill To Sing 30 Appalachian Bluegrass Classics: Vintage Collection Power Picks Amazon
24Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys The First Whipporwill The Best of Bill Monroe Amazon
25Blue Lu Barker A Little Bird Told Me Chronological Blue Lu Barker (1946-1949) Amazon
26Tina Dixon Parrot Bar Boogie Boogie Woogie Gals – 1939-57 Amazon
27Bobby Day Rockin' Robin Oldies But Goodies: 21 #1 Hits Amazon
28Johnny "Guitar" Watson The Eagle Is Back Blues Masters: The Very Best Of Johnny "Guitar" Watson Amazon
29Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle (2006 Digital Remaster) Fly Like An Eagle – 30th Anniversary Amazon
30The Flamingos I Only Have Eyes For You Dancin' And Romancin' In The 50s And 60s [Disc 1] Amazon
31Neil Young Birds After the Gold Rush Amazon
32Earl Bostic Flamingo Dance to The Best Of Amazon

Rock Bop & Roll

We’ve got a wild mix this week…sounds from the rock n’ roll archives, all done while excavating deeper into the halls of R&B, rockabilly, and country. Don’t count on the usual suspects, although there will be a few attending, but look to the under-the-radar floor pounders. The performances mostly qualify for shouts, shakes, and rocking fool’s gold, including some hillbilly ranters, New Orleans panters, and country banters. Tune in for some obscure Eddie Cochran alongside sounds from Jimmy Dee & The Offbeats, Sax Kari & His Ballin’ Blues Band, Royce Porter with The Kounts, and the Brewster Avenue Rhythm Boys. We’re Deeper Roots… and we’re going deeper on Friday mornings at 9am Pacific on KOWS 92.5 FM, repeating the following week on KWTF 88.1 FM. Check us out!

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Gene Summers School of Rock & Roll Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
3Bobby Marchan You Can't Stop Her The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 3] Amazon
4Royce Porter with the Kounts Beach of Love Banana Split for My Baby Amazon
5Huey "Piano" Smith Hush Your Mouth ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 40 Amazon
6Bobby Marchan Chicken – Wah – Wah The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues [Disc 1] Amazon
7Amos Milburn Soft Pillow Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
8Sax Kari & His Ballin The Blues Band Hush Your Lyin' Mouth Stompin' – Rhythm 'N' Blues Pounders – Volume 13 Amazon
9Bill Allen Please Give Me Something Essential Rockabilly The Imperial Story Amazon
10Jerry Lee Lewis Rockin' My Life Away All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology (Disc 2) Amazon
11Bobby Brant Piano Nellie 100 Rare '50s Rockabilly Tracks Amazon
12The Cochran Brothers Tired And Sleepy Somethin' Else: The Fine Lookin' Hits Of Eddie Cochran Amazon
13Johnny Burnette Please Don't Leave Me The Train Kept a-Rollin' Memphis to Hollywood – CD1 Amazon
14Thumper Jones Rock It Classic Rockabilly Amazon
15Conway Twitty Shake It Up The Rock 'N' Roll Years CD1 Amazon
16Buck Owens Hot Dog The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990) – Disc 3 Amazon
17Bill Haley Hot Dog Buddy Buddy From Western Swing to R-O-C-K (4): Don't Knock the Rock Amazon
18Charlie Adams Cattin' Around Bear Family "Perfect for Parties" Highlight Album Amazon
19Dick Penner Cindy Lou Rockin' Memphis [Disc 4] Amazon
20Carmol Taylor Tell Me What to Do Country & Western Nuggets Amazon
21Werly Fairburn Everybody's Rockin' Classic Rockabilly Amazon
22Big Joe Turner Flip, Flop and Fly Big Joe Rocks Amazon
23Ronnie Self Ain't I'm A Dog? The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
24Wynn Stewart Come On California Country Amazon
25Billy Strange Hell Train Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
26Len Barrow Hades Highway Hillbillies In Hell (Country Music's Tormented Testament 1952-1974) Amazon
27Tarheel Slim Number Nine Train Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
28Vince Taylor Brand New Cadillac Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
29Eddie Cochran Fools Paradise Eddie Cochran: 2 Classic Albums Plus Singles And Session Tracks [Disc 2] Amazon
30B.B. King Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan Amazon
31Amos Milburn House Party (Tonight) Amos Milburn Rocks Amazon
32Louis Jordan Caledonia The R&B Years – 1942-45 [Disc 3] Amazon
33Rollee McGill Rhythm Rockin' Boogie Shoutin' Out The Blues (R&B CD 2005-2) Amazon
34Wynonie Harris Lovin' Machine Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
35Jerry Lee Lewis Breathless All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology (Disc 1) Amazon
36Johnny Otis Willy & The Hand Jive Vol. 1-Johnny Otis R & B Dance Amazon
37Wanda Jackson Let's Have a Party Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 2 Amazon
38Buddy Holly Brown Eyed Handsome Man Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 4 Amazon
39Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle & Roll Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 1 Amazon

The Stax Label

Founded in 1957 by brother and sister Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton as Satellite Records, Stax Records would become a powerhouse soul and R&B label in the sixties. Their ‘open door’ policy of welcoming artists to prove themselves in the studio produced an unparalleled cadre of talent. Although it looked as if the label went down with its biggest talent, Otis Redding, in 1967 when Atlantic Records had Stax forfeit all of its studio recordings through its power of majority stakeholder, under the guiding hand of Al Bell, the catalogue was rebuilt and a whole new generation of performers would surface in the 1970s. We’ll share the stories and the music from the Stax label this Friday on Deeper Roots on Sonoma County’s powerhouse low power station, KOWS.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Ruby Johnson I'll Run Your Hurt Away The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (5 of 9) Amazon
3Veda Brown Short Stopping Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
4Mable John Your Good Thing (Is About To End) Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
5Judy Clay & William Bell Private Number Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
6Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
7Mel & Tim Starting All Over Again Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
8Otis Redding & Carla Thomas Tramp Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
9Otis Redding Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul Amazon
10Ollie & the Nightingales I Got a Sure Thing The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (9 of 9) Amazon
11Albert King Born Under a Bad Sign The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (7 of 9) Amazon
12Albert King Crosscut Saw The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (6 of 9) Amazon
13Booker T. & The MG's Time Is Tight Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
14Booker T. & the MG's Slim Jenkins' Place The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (8 of 9) Amazon
15Carla Thomas Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
16Isaac Hayes & David Porter Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
17The Bar-Kays Soul Finger Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
18Otis Redding Mr. Pitiful The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Disc 4 Amazon
19Isaac Hayes Theme From Shaft Stax 50th [[Disc 1]] Amazon
20The Mar-Keys Last Night Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
21Eddie Floyd Knock On Wood Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
22The Staple Singers I'll Take You There Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 2] Amazon
23Sam & Dave When Something Is Wrong With My Baby The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (7 of 9) Amazon
24Sam & Dave Hold On I'm Coming Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
25William Bell I Forgot To Be Your Lover Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
26Sir Mack Rice Love Sickness The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (8 of 9) Amazon
27The Four Shells Hot Dog The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (5 of 9) Amazon
28Jeanne & the Darlings Soul Girl The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (9 of 9) Amazon
29Linda Lyndell What A Man Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
30March Wind Do The Sweetback Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
31The Staple Singers Respect Yourself Stax Profiles Amazon
32Carla Thomas Stop! Look What You're Doing The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (5 of 9) Amazon

Time’s Getting Hard

Music this week that speaks to hard times. From the Dust Bowl and Great Depression to personal hardships, we’ll share some bluegrass sounds, tunes steeped in tradition, soothing notes of country gospel, and folk blues. We’ll hear from The Weavers, Mavis Staples, Bobby Bare, and Pearly “Grandma” Davis (a nugget from Mike Seeger’s Old Time Music series). There will be talk of failing crops, revolution, and Oklahoma dust this week. Deeper Roots goes a little bit deeper with more songs about hard times this week on KOWS Community Radio, broadcasting live from the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, California, where our neighbors just experienced their own hard times from flood waters. Thinking about them.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bobby Bare Going Down the Road (I Ain't Going to Be Treated This Way) fcc warning Darker Than Light Amazon
3Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout a Revolution Tracy Chapman Amazon
4Uncle Tupelo No Depression No Depression Amazon
5Bob Dylan Hard Times Good As I Been To You Amazon
6Dave Alvin Waiting for the Hard Times to Go Interstate City Amazon
7Mavis Staples Hard Times Come Again No More Beautiful Dreamer: the Songs of Stephen Foster Amazon
8The Byrds Old Blue The Byrds [Box Set] Disc 3 Amazon
9Peter Rowan Seeds My Daddy Sowed Dust Bowl Children Amazon
10Jimmy LaFave My Oklahoma Home (It Blowed away) Peace Town Amazon
11Pearly 'Grandma' Davis It's These Hard Times Close To Home: Old Time Music From Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 Amazon
12Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three Hard Times Come and Go Riverboat Soul Amazon
13Eddie Dattel Trickle Down Blues Trickle Down Blues Amazon
14Buck Owens Waitin' In Your Welfare Line The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Volume 1 Amazon
15Ryan Bingham Hard Times Mescalito Amazon
16Ry Cooder You Must Unload The Prodigal Son Amazon
17The Louvin Brothers Preach The Gospel The Family Who Prays: 26 Classic Tracks Amazon
18Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Never No More Hard Times-Blues The King Of Western Swing-25 Hits 1935-1945 Amazon
19Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys Hard Times Have Been Here (But They've Gone) 1978-1979 Amazon
20Country Joe McDonald Talkin' Dust Bowl Vanguard Visionaries Amazon
21The Weavers Bring Me Li'l Water Sylvia Dust Bowl Blues: Essential American Folk [Disc 2] Amazon
22Josh White Hard Times Blues ABC Of The Blues, Vol. 51 Amazon
23Sheryl Crow No Depression In Heaven The Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family Amazon
24Country Joe McDonald This Land Is Your Land Vanguard Visionaries Amazon
25R.B. Morris That's How Every Empire Falls Singing Through the Wall. Songs for Western Sahara Amazon
26Bobby Bare Times Are Gettin' Hard 1964 (Warped 6425) Amazon
27The Tillers All You Fascists Bound to Lose The Tillers Amazon
28Aiken County String Band Hard Times Breakdown 78s Amazon
29Eels Rock Hard Times Shootenanny! Amazon

Deeper Charley Patton

This week we’ll explore the music of the legendary Charley Patton. We’ll be dipping our toes into the birth of the Delta blues featuring some classic tracks from the gravel-voiced masked wonder as well as some rich covers from contemporary performers. Listen in for music from Otis Taylor, David Johansen, Corey Harris, and Taj Mahal…just to drop a few names. We’ll also scratch the surface of Charley’s career including some reflections from a master’s thesis written by none other than the American musicologist and musician, John Fahey. Tune in Friday morning as we board ourselves a raft to roll down the waters in search of the rich and elusive legend of the Mississippi Delta blues that was Charley Patton.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Dylan High Water (For Charley Patton) Love and Theft Amazon
3Charley Patton I Shall Not Be Moved The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 2] Amazon
4Paul Rishell & Anne Raines I Shall Not Be Moved Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
5Son House The Pony Blues Complete Library of Congress Sessions, The Amazon
6Charley Patton Pony Blues (Pm 12792, 15216–) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
7Guy Davis, T-Bone Wolk, Mark Murphy & Levon Helm Some of These Days Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
8Charley Patton Some Of These Days I'll Be Gone The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 2] Amazon
9Charley Patton Poor Me The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 3] Amazon
10Rising Sons By And By (Poor Me) [Album Version] Rising Sons Amazon
11Charlie Musselwhite Pea Vine Blues Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
12Otis Taylor Stone Pony Americana Roots Songbook: Modern Blues Amazon
13Charley Patton Stone Pony Blues The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 3] Amazon
14McHouston Baker High Sheriff Blues Mississippi Delta Dues Amazon
15David Johansen High Sheriff Shaker Amazon
16Charley Patton High Sheriff Blues Pony Blues (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
17Steve James & Mark Rubin Elder Greene Blues Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
18Charley Patton Elder Greene Blues The Definitive Charley Patton [Disc 1] Amazon
19Taj Mahal High Water Everywhere, Part 2 American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 2] Amazon
20Graham Parker Poor Me Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
21Corey Harris Moon Going Down Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
22Charley Patton Moon Going Down Pony Blues (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
23Dave Van Ronk Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
24Robert Nighthawk Mean Black Cat Greatest Blues Licks Amazon
25Charley Patton Charley Patton – Mean Black Cat Blues 24 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920_Vol 11 [ Blues Images ] Amazon
26Joe Louis Walker Sugar Mama Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton Amazon
27The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Some of These Days I'll Be Gone (Charley Version) Peyton On Patton Amazon
28Charley Patton High Water Everywhere – Part 1 The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of Amazon